Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Legal Assistant (Contract) (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Beginning immediately until September 2022, the Legal Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and document-related support to principals in the Supporting the Calgary office’s Insolvency/Bankruptcy group.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal/Client Support

  • Act as key contact for all matters relating to administration and document related services support.
  • Prepare, draft, revise, and compare legal documents and standard correspondence.
  • Assist with court procedures and litigation matters.
  • Coordinate/arrange for filing and service of Application materials.
  • Prepare and file Affidavits of Service.
  • Maintain/update Service Lists.
  • Review Court of Queen’s Bench Announcements.
  • File and serve Statements of Claim.
  • Assist with court procedures and litigation matters.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues with corrupted and/or converted documents.
  • Interact with clients and other firms on matters, as required.
  • Independently manage travel arrangements including booking flights, hotel reservations and car rentals as required; organize schedules and itineraries.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms, and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Manage and update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities (i.e., set up/maintain tickler system to ensure principals engage with clients on a regular basis).
  • Update bios, internal and external conferences, and liaising with Boards, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of client and business development materials.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications, and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen, and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals. Respond to routine inquiries, and requests from clients, and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the firm.
  • Provide backup support when other Legal Assistants are absent, are at capacity, and/or managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with others in scheduling vacation, breaks/lunches, and absenteeism time to ensure principals are well supported.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Partner with principals to ensure docket time is entered by set deadlines and follow up with principals as required.
  • Monitor and review outstanding WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure timely billing.
  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request) using 3E billing workflow and functionality, and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies. Ensure invoices are sent to clients in a timely manner.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions as required to initiate payment of third-party invoices and filing fees.
  • Independently prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets) related to time/billing information for principals and/or clients.
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters when Alternate Fee Arrangements are in place. Ensure special rates and discounts are applied to invoices. Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.
  • Prepare and submit expense reports.

File Management

  • Independently prepare engagement letters and work with the Conflicts & Records team to coordinate new file openings, matter intake, conflict search, and audit requests.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, and file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • 2-5 years related experience, preferably within a legal professional services firm.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite.
  • Proficient with PDF software, such as Power PDF Advanced.
  • Strong knowledge of legal terms, documents, and procedures.
  • Experience working in a document management system.
  • Familiarity with CaseLines is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technology.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for two mid to senior level associates to join our Corporate Securities group. The candidates will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising public and private issuers on a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions. The ideal candidates will be in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • 4-6 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in securities law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful applicants’ experience will include:

  • acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products
  • working with corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations
  • dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters
  • taking the primary responsibility for multiple files, including leading a team of junior associates and articling students

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources & Administration at jyharris@torys.com. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, you will primarily take part in reviewing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and other commercial contracts for key clients, revising them to meet the clients’ requirements, and negotiating with counterparty’s counsel for reorganizations, and due diligence for corporate transactions. You will work as part of a team with colleagues in Halifax and across our other offices to carry out this work quickly and accurately in accordance with established policies and procedures. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting.

The successful candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and be able to work quickly and accurately on high volume, time sensitive matters. We are seeking someone who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for important clients in a flexible and collaborative setting.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least two years’ experience as a corporate associate at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund, including exposure to reviewing, revising and/or negotiating straightforward corporate or commercial contracts;
  • have exceptional attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have superior client service skills and a strong work ethic;
  • be highly organized, self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently;
  • be team-oriented with a commitment to shared success;
  • be able to deal easily with ambiguity and changing priorities, timelines and processes;
  • be able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines; and
  • have excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications, along with experience working in a document management system and using a time entry billing system are considered an asset. All candidates must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

This is a non-partnership track long-term career role, ideal for a lawyer who prefers to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Legal Specialist, Due Diligence (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Legal Specialist, Due Diligence will be a collaborative member of the due diligence review team. Working closely with a team of legal professionals at the LSC and other Torys’ offices, the Legal Specialist, Due Diligence will be responsible for:

  • carrying out due diligence (review), including gathering, organizing, and reviewing relevant documents;
  • liaising with deal teams and flagging material issues and follow-up requests;
  • liaising with corporate law clerks/paralegals to conduct appropriate searches;
  • preparing, assembling, maintaining and/or updating corporate searches, due diligence reports, trackers, summary charts and other deliverables; and 

working with LSC lawyers and Torys’ Practice Solutions team to improve due diligence project management and processes including the development of due diligence resources such as templates, guides and checklists and developing new processes/efficiencies.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have 1-4 years of corporate and commercial experience, including extensive experience performing or managing due diligence work and be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • be highly organized, self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently
  • be team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to shared success working across offices and with a broad range of legal and administrative professionals
  • have excellent problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • have strong written and oral communication skills
  • be flexible when managing multiple projects and competing demands efficiently, and able to adapt to changing priorities and demanding deadlines
  • have a strong work ethic, and be able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands
  • be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications

This is a non-partnership track long-term career role, ideal for a lawyer who prefers to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. This position offers flexible working arrangements while still providing the opportunity to working on the largest, most sophisticated M&A transactions. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an associate to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a unique role as your work will be focused with one of our key clients. You will work closely with your team to ensure a high level of efficiency, timeliness, accuracy and expertise in reviewing, drafting and filing complex, public documents.

We are seeking someone who,

  • can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for a prestigious client in a flexible and collaborative setting;
  • has a willingness to learn and develop and has a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability;
  • is able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • has excellent judgment, highly skilled with regards to attention to detail, time management and organization, and superior communication skills.

This is a non-partnership track long-term career role, ideal for a lawyer who prefers to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least one year of experience as a corporate associate and be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society;
  • have exceptional attention to detail and willingness to collaborate;
  • have superior client service skills and a strong work ethic;
  • be highly organized, self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently;
  • be team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and a commitment to shared success;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities, timelines and processes;
  • have the ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple hard deadlines;
  • have excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development; and

have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications, along with experience working in a document management system and using a time entry billing system.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Translator (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Translator is responsible for translating various forms (hard and electronic copy) of written content from English into French and from French into English. Content will be directed to both internal and external audiences.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Consult with stakeholders to understand their translation requirements.
  • Translate written material such as correspondence, legal documents, website content, newsletters, bios, pitches, conference material, brochures, manuals, policies, etc. while maintaining context, content, tone and style of the original material.
  • Research legal and technical phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Assist in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Proofread and edit translated documents and ensure final version is grammatically correct.
  • Ensure all translated documents comply with the Firm’s brand, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure all French copywriting and proofreading conforms to client guidelines and to language laws in the province of Quebec.
  • Maintain and update the firm’s internal and external French website.
  • Prioritize work to be completed internally and determine work to be outsourced to third-party vendors. Liaise with vendors to translate business requirements of the task or project. Oversee the work completed to ensure satisfaction and ensure the final product meets stakeholders’ needs. Work closely with vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in translation or specialization in translation in English and French.
  • Certified translator or terminologist in the field of legal translation is required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a full-time translator working in English and French.
  • Expert research skills for finding the correct terminology for translations.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work effectively in English and in French (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Funds Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group in New York. This group advises institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and other illiquid funds, hedge funds and bespoke separate accounts and fund of one mandates. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practical experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private market funds at a major New York law firm. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of sectors in the private funds space.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Corporate/Securities Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join the dynamic and busy capital markets practice of our corporate department in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • be a first to third associate with significant experience:
    • researching and providing corporate clients with advice on general corporate governance as well as corporate and securities law advice in connection with public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions;
    • representing financial institutions and public and private corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets transactions including U.S. registered debt, equity and initial public offerings and cross-border Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions; and
    • advising clients in the preparation of SEC reporting requirements, including annual and quarterly reports;
  • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • have good judgment; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid- to senior-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a junior to mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 2 to 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Corporate Real Estate Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a transactional corporate real estate associate with approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • experience practicing corporate law with an emphasis on real estate transactions;
  • notable experience in dual and multiple-partner domestic and international joint ventures (across asset classes), including programmatic joint ventures;
  • experience representing institutional investors, private equity firms and/or asset managers in real estate investment transactions, including real estate PE co-investments;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • a strong sense of when to exercise good independent judgment and when to consult as needed.

Other relevant real-estate practice expertise including general dirt law, financing, development and leasing is helpful but not required.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé online here.

Accounts Payable Clerk (Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for processing the day-to-day expenses and vendor payments on a timely basis in adherence with firm procedures.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process vendor payments (cheques, EFT, ACH, wires and drafts) using accounting and banking software, including review of backup for accuracy and approval.
  • Upload vendor files to accounting software and match to invoice.
  • Reconcile vendor statements.
  • Process and post online client charges in the accounting system.
  • Maintain accurate records including scanning, filing and retrieval.
  • Provide payment information and assistance to legal and administrative departments when required.
  • Provide backup to other Account Payable positions.
  • Participate in programs and projects as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1-2 years’ related experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience working with 3E and Chrome River Expense is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize, manage multiple client needs and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized, with the ability to accurately process a very high volume of work.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Technical Support Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Technical Support Analyst is responsible for providing day-to-day technical support to end-users, while providing optimal service to the firm. The standard hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm to 8:00pm.

  • Respond to help desk calls, emails, walk-in requests and provide one-on-one support to end-users within established SLAs.
  • Provide desk-side support as required for calls that cannot be resolved over the phone.
  • Responsible for the entry of service requests, incidents and resolutions into the Service Management software, while following existing procedures.
  • Resolve incidents and problems using remote access software within established SLAs.
  • Escalate incidents and problems that cannot be resolved over the phone or through remote access using appropriate escalation procedures.
  • Record and maintain documentation and solutions stored in the internal knowledge base.
  • Provide and support laptops and mobile devices for end-users as required.
  • Available during evenings and weekends to provide off-hours support on a rotational basis.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Technology or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1 year experience in a helpdesk or client support role, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Experience with ITIL an asset.
  • Bilingual (French and English) an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to resolve technical and PC related problems.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach.
  • Flexibility to work rotational shifts.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Manager, Learning & Development (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager, Learning & Development is responsible for overseeing the delivery of learning and development and technical training programs across all offices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Learning and Productivity Consultant Oversight and Management

  • Lead a high performing team of Learning & Productivity Consultants, managing and assessing their workload and work distribution, monitoring project progress, providing ongoing feedback, participating in annual formal performance reviews and providing guidance, mentorship and support.
  • Provide direction, coaching, training, feedback and developmental support to ensure Learning & Productivity Consultants are engaged, accountable and meeting all objectives and service standards in line with departmental objectives.
  • Oversee multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Create and maintain strong partnerships with business leaders, colleagues and employees across the firm and approach all initiatives collaboratively and with a sense of urgency.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of orientation/onboarding programs to successfully integrate them into their roles, departments and the firm. Work with Legal Recruitment and HR to ensure that programs capture the learning needs of each position and new hire.
  • Design and deliver technical and productivity training for all firm members (i.e. legal and administrative professionals).
  • Develop an annual plan for ongoing firm technical and productivity training (group, dyad and individual) to ensure that all members are proficient and comfortable using firm technologies and platforms, including new and emerging software.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities for process improvement, innovation, efficiency gains and improved end-user experience.
  • Where necessary, support and provide back-up to the Learning & Productivity Consultants with the delivery of technical and productivity training.
  • Keep abreast of current technology and process trends.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of training strategies, platforms, media and change management needs.
  • Participate in testing, analysis and provision of technical feedback regarding product customizations and new software products.

Learning & Development Initiatives

  • Working with the Director, conduct an initial comprehensive overview of Learning & Development offerings (substantive, practice management, business skills, technology, leadership, etc.) for administrative and legal professionals and subsequent periodic matrices outlining the same.
  • Work with the Director to develop comprehensive and streamlined road maps for annual learning by role and assist in the management, execution and monitoring of those plans.
  • In collaboration with the Director, identify gaps and training opportunities that will further enhance skills, competence and efficiency of firm members.
  • Work with the Practice Solutions, Information Services, Human Resources, Professional Resources and Risk Management teams to ensure curriculum and training documentation is developed and delivered in a manner that is effective and relevant.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including negotiating contracts, maintaining relationships and overseeing the work performed to ensure that they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma with a focus on adult learning, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5+ years of experience in adult training and education (both technical and non-technical).
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams, overseeing projects, and guiding/coaching people, preferably within a professional services firm (law firm preferred).
  • Strong change and project management experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of training concepts, methodologies, and techniques associated with adult learning and education.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal markets and the legal professional landscape.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite and document management systems.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Natural ability to establish, lead, and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply knowledge.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Life Sciences (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our dynamic life sciences practice. Torys’ Life Sciences Practice is consistently ranked as a leading life science in both Canada and the U.S. and the only totally integrated cross border practice of its kind. We work with biopharma, medical device and health technology companies ranging from start-ups to the largest biotech company in the world, venture capitalists, investment banks, academic medical centers and inventors. The client base is truly international with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Israeli and European entities. The candidate will get extensive client exposure and responsibility and will be mentored by a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 3+ years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for life sciences
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability and desire to work directly with both emerging and established clients
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic

The candidate should have some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting and negotiating documents for venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions
  • drafting and negotiating licensing and joint venture agreements
  • securities law transactions, including private placements, public offerings and other financings, as well as periodic disclosures
  • general corporate representation

Applicants should be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or in a U.S. state

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a corporate associate to join our thriving Toronto office which services major corporations in all major industrial sectors, emerging companies, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 2-6 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 2 - 6 years of corporate experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working on general corporate/commercial matters;
    • experience working on a variety of large and complex transactions, such debt and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, fund formations and public and private M&A and financings;
    • experience working with a diverse client base that may include domestic and international corporations, emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc.
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • superb drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or willingness to be admitted to the Ontario bar).

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced, ambitious, self-driven driven mid-level law clerk to join our Corporate Department, working closely with the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team in Toronto, working with startup technology companies at all stages (from incorporation through to sale/IPO) and the investors that finance them. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, resourceful, highly detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and is comfortable using a range of new technologies. Working hand in hand with lawyers, other law clerks and clients, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with managing corporate transactions and ongoing client relationships. This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a dynamic, entrepreneurial and energetic transaction-based legal team, with a significant opportunity for professional growth, learning and client contact.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4-7 years’ experience as a corporate clerk in-house or at a law firm, or experience with startups, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • coordinating and overseeing client onboarding;
    • familiarity with corporate documents, in particular those related to incorporations, corporate financings, issuances of equity etc.;
    • maintaining corporate records and capitalization tables;
    • preparing initial drafts of form agreements, resolutions, closing documents and share certificates;
    • assisting with equity incentive plan implementation and administration; and
    • maintaining corporate transaction checklists and managing client and investor communications.
  • excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills; be dependable and have excellent follow-through on outstanding tasks.
  • strong communication and client service skills; able to maintain strong client relationships.
  • a flexible attitude to job roles as well as a willingness to contribute wherever needed. The ideal candidate will take full ownership of their core responsibilities and will be comfortable with those responsibilities evolving with the changing needs of the practice group.
  • working knowledge of the OBCA, CBCA, and other corporate statutes.
  • proficiency and comfort with technology, including spreadsheets (Excel), equity management software and transaction management tools (and a willingness to learn new technology-based tools).
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent), University degree would be a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. The successful candidate will receive extensive training and mentoring from our existing team of tax lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of tax law experience;
  • membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • successful completion of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3);
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, including financings, employee compensation and international aspects related thereto;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, M&A (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-7 years’ corporate transactional practice experience, with significant experience advising clients on both public and private M&A transactions.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming significant responsibility on transactions and taking a leadership role on transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Securities Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years’ practice experience with a focus on capital markets transactions. In particular, experience acting for both issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings and private placements is essential. Candidates should also have some experience working on public mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, special committee engagements as well as advising on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters.

Applicants should have a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-4 years of securities law practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • Experience working with corporations, investment banks and financial institutions in transactions such as negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • Experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, and regulatory compliance matters;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • The ability to juggle and take responsibility for multiple files; and
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com or apply online here. At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

    • drafting and reviewing standard closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
    • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
    • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
    • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
    • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
    • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
    • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Good judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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